Frequently Asked Questions
Hemp Flower & CBD Products
Q: Is hemp flower really legal?
A: Yes! As of 2018, industrial-grade hemp is completely legal in the United States. That’s when the latest Farm Bill was passed making it federally legal to produce, distribute, and purchase industrial hemp and CBD products for the first time in 100 years.
Q: What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
A: Marijuana gives you the intoxicating effect. On the other hand Hemp does not. Hemp, by definition, contains less than 0.3 percent THC, the cannabinoid responsible for psychoactive effects. By contrast, marijuana contains much higher concentrations of THC, sometimes even as much as 30 percent THC content. Hemp and Marijuana look identical, and both may be rich in CBD. But only marijuana will have an intoxicating effect.
Q: Do I need a medical marijuana prescription to buy Biologic Hemp Flower?
A: No. You can walk right into any CBD shop where Biologic Hemp Flower is sold and leave with beautiful, fresh hemp flowers (or you can order online right now). And remember, it’s not marijuana!
Q: Does Biologic Hemp Flower contain THC (Delta-9 THC)?
A: Yes. Biologic Hemp Flower, like all hemp flower, does contain trace amounts of THC. But it always contains less than 0.3 percent Delta-9 THC, making it completely legal to purchase and consume. Some strains such as Jack Frost CBG have little to NO THC.
Q: Will Biologic Hemp Flower show up on a drug test?
A: Although our hemp flower will not get you high, it does contain detectable levels of THC. We strongly recommend that anyone who may be subject to drug testing avoid using any product that contains any amount of THC. Instead, use only pure CBD isolate products that are THC-free, such as our capsules.
Q: Does Biologic Hemp Flower contain CBD?
A: Yes! Our strains of hemp flower are specially selected for their high CBD content. We have some of the most potent flowers in the business. But don’t take our word for it…check the lab reports that are included with each order.
Q: Where does the Biologic Hemp Flower come from?
A: Much of our product comes from the hemp mecca itself, California & Colorado, where mild weather and sunny days create some of the best growing conditions in the world. We’re also bringing in flower from select independent farmers in other states such as Oregon who adhere to our stringent requirements: excellent quality control, organic practices, and plenty of love and care.
Q: How do you ensure quality?
A: We pay attention to every detail of every step of the process, from cultivation to hand-trimming to storage. To ensure the high quality of our product, we have visited more than a hundred farms across Oregon, Colorado, California, and other states, sorting through tons of cannabis before choosing our partners. Once we decide to work with an organic farm, we regularly visit the hemp fields to make sure that every aspect of the operation is consistent with our high standards. When it comes to feeding, pruning, and watering, even the smallest mistakes can have a big impact on the quality of a bud. We require that hemp flowers be harvested at their peak, then slow-cured and trimmed by hand. Finally, we make sure that each crop is independently lab tested to ensure that it has all the good stuff consumers want (high CBD content, legal amount of THC content) and none of the bad stuff (mold, pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants).
Q: Is Biologic Hemp Flower organic?
A: Yes! Offering an organically grown product is very important to us. Hemp is a phytoremediator, meaning that its roots can soak up anything in the soil. When it is grown in living soil without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents, it’s not just a smoother and cleaner product—it’s part of a healthier, more sustainable world.
Q: What does “hand-trimmed” mean?
A: Hand trimming hemp flower is one of the final steps of hemp cultivation. A skilled trimmer shapes the bud by hand in a way that maximizes its unique beauty and potency. Trimming is an art form in its own right, and it’s one we are proud to host at our own facility.
Q: What does “slow cured” mean?
A: Proper curing is an underrated but essential part of cultivating high-quality hemp flower. It involves drying a fresh-cut cannabis plant while preserving its flavor and cannabinoids. If you’ve ever cut fresh basil and hung it to dry upside down, you have an idea of how we cure our cannabis here at Biologic Hemp ; slowly and gently, with an eye toward long-term storage.
Q: How is Biologic Hemp Flower shipped?
A: Your order arrives via USPS, usually within 2 to 5 business days. We include a printed copy of the certificate of analysis (COA) so that you know exactly what you’re getting in each shipment.
Q: How does CBD Flower make you feel?
A: CBD flowers won’t get you high but they will certainly help you relax and unwind. Exact effects will vary depending on the strain, but generally speaking, CBD flower can make you feel calm and peaceful while maintaining a clear head and higher level of focus than you would typically have when using regular cannabis. Bouncing off the idea of relaxation, one thing that people very often use CBD flowers (and other CBD products) for is to manage anxiety. Although minimal studies have been done on the effectiveness of CBD to treat the various conditions it's touted for, anxiety is one disorder that actually has a lot of research behind it.
Q: Can you smoke CBD Flower?
A: You definitely can and this is my preferred method of consumption. You can smoke them any number of ways just like cannabis. It can be smoked in a pipe/bowl or bong, and it can be rolled into a joint or blunt. Some people prefer vaping over smoking. It’s believed to be safer because you can control the temperature, setting it lower so the plant matter doesn’t get burned and release toxins and carcinogens that are often found in smoke of any kind.
Q: Is CBD Flower safe?
A: As far as smoking goes, CBD flower is definitely one of the safer things to consume. In general, the long term health effects of smoking cannabis or hemp are minimal in comparison to those resulting from cigarettes. Tobacco smoke can lead to numerous, lifelong health conditions impacting the lungs, mouth, throat, liver, and many other parts of the body. Experts indicate that smoking any plant matter runs a certain level of risk, most agree that it’s relatively safe.
Q: What is the best CBD Flower?
A: We get asked questions like this a lot. “What is the best CBD flower?” Or, “what strain should I choose?” Honestly, this depends on way too many factors to be able to accurately answer. But what we can do is help you figure out what to consider when you’re stocking up. What are you using the flowers for – recreational or medicinal? What kind of flavors do you like, are there any genetics you normally prefer? Are you a novice user or seasoned smoker? For example, I use cannabis and hemp recreationally, one of my favorite strains is blue dream, and I’m a seasoned smoker. That narrows it down to certain flavor profiles and strains that have the highest levels of cannabinoids.
Q: Does CBD Flower smell and taste?
A: Absolutely, it smells amazing! And since the smell is flavor, it also tastes amazing! Because it’s literally just cannabis minus the THC, CBD Hemp Flower has many of the same terpenes and flavonoids, thus resulting in similar flavors and aromas. The same principle applies here as with cannabis, the lower the quality of the flower, the less pronounced the flavor and smell will be. There are a few things you can do to help improve or maintain the flavor and smell of your buds. First and foremost, let’s talk about storage. To prolong the life of your flowers, you’ll want to keep them in high-quality (airtight if possible) glass jars. Another thing that has a huge impact on the flavor is moisture. If your buds are dry and crumbly, they will probably be lacking in the flavor department too. A quick fix is to put a tortilla strip in the jar with your weed. It will liven it right back up, bringing back some much-needed moisture without changing the existing flavor. If you DO want to change the flavor a bit, use a citrus peel instead of a tortilla.
Q: How much does CBD Flower cost?
A: This is one of those questions that can’t be answered with 100% accuracy because the cost of CBD flowers is constantly changing. Within the CBD hemp flower industry, pricing varies based on region, quality, demand, and specific retailer. Overall, it’s cheaper than THC flower and it can be conveniently ordered online from anywhere in the United States. As the global supply of CBD flower continues to ramp up, we’ll see prices drop even further. If you’re paying more than that, you can likely find comparable quality for a lower price elsewhere. Even when it comes to THC-dominant cannabis buds, I can always find high-quality products for $150/oz or less (just so you can see for comparison).
Q: Is CBD Hemp Flower indica or sativa?
A: This is another one of those tricky and difficult-to-answer questions about CBD Flowers. The overall consensus is that hemp flowers share more genetic traits with sativas, but finding a true “purebred” sativa or indica strain these days is actually quite rare. After generations of cross-breeding, nearly all cannabis and hemp strains on earth are now hybrids. Some are indica-dominant, some are sativa-dominant, and some are evenly split. For the most part, CBD flower strains are sativa-dominant hybrids, many coming up as variations of already popular sativa strains such as Green Crack and Blue Dream.
Q: Do I need a medical card to buy Biologic Hemp’s products?
A: No. Because our products are dietary supplements, there is no need to obtain a doctor’s recommendation or to live in a medical marijuana state to have our products delivered to your door or purchase from your local retail smoke shop.
Q: Can I make tea with CBD Hemp Flower?
A: Absolutely! consuming CBD Hemp flower as a Tea beverage has many great health benefits, such as helping you relax, lowering blood pressure, boosting your mood. Thus you will be able to work through stressful situations in a calm and collected way with improved clarity of mind. CBD tea has been found by many to contain anti-inflammatory properties that can give a person the relief they need to live a normal life once again.
Q: What are Terpenes and what are their effects?
A: Terpenes, also known as Terps are essential oils that enhance cannabis and hold numerous medical benefits. Below are the names & definitions for each kind of Terpene that can be found in CBD Hemp Flowers.
Myrcene: The most common terpene in cannabis. It is also known as the "couch-lock" terpene for its highly-sedative effects.
Limonene: Common in citrus, it is highly-energetic and a known antidepressant.
Terpinolene: A smokey or woody aroma that is slightly sedative, antioxidant, anti-cancer and antibacterial.
Beta-Caryophyllene: Gastroprotective and a strong anti-inflammatory with a woody, peppery taste.
Alpha-Pinene: Energetic and therapeutic, this terpene is common in pine needles, of course.
Humulene: The main constituent of hops is a strong anti-inflammatory agent and a hunger-suppressant.
Q: What is the CBD Flower Entourage Effect?
A: When it comes to CBD flowers and other cannabidiol delivery methods, vaping or smoking the flower provides an excellent way to consume a broader range of cannabinoids and take advantage of a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect is the process by which all of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, and vitamin/mineral compounds that exist in the whole hemp plant work together to produce the strongest benefits. Basically, these compounds are effective on their own, but are most effective when working together and simultaneously.
Q: What are some of the health benefits of CBD Hemp Flower and other derivatives?
A: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis spasms, Psoriasis, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, ADHD, Nausea, Convulsion, Inflammation, Inhibiting cancer cell growth, Tumor shrinkage, Stress reduction (cellular level), Muscle relaxation, Pain relief, Insomnia, Neurological disorders and much more.
Q: Why is Inhaling CBD Hemp Flower so effective?
A: Smoking or Vaping CBD flower is so effective because there is very little chance for the CBD to breakdown before it enters the bloodstream. It does not have to contend with saliva or stomach acids, which diminishes its potency. Rather, this method puts CBD flower in direct contact with the lung’s many tiny air sacs called alveoli. Once the alveoli absorb the CBD, it is directly transferred to the bloodstream.
Q: Are cannabinoids from Hemp as good as cannabinoids from marijuana?
A: The short answer is yes. Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low CBD cannabinoid profile, so most of the time hemp would be a much more preferable alternative.
Q: How long does CBD oil stay in your system?
A: The answer is CBD stays in your system for about 3-5 days, but the effects will only last about 3-4 hours. You’ll start to notice when the effects start to wear off if the symptoms you are trying to mitigate start to come back. Once that happens, you should take another dose if needed.
Q: When will you start to feel the effects of CBD products?
A: Something a lot of people are curious about is how long the CBD Oil Side effects will last. This is an important question to answer because it makes a big difference in deciding your dosage and when you plan on taking the CBD. Depending on your method of taking CBD, the effects will start to kick in anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour. If you take CBD Vape Oil, dabbing, or dropping CBD Oil under your tongue, it will take around 10-15 minutes for you to start to feel the effects. Conversely, if you eat CBD edibles or swallow a capsule, the effects usually take over an hour to kick in. A general rule is that the faster methods will last for a shorter time, while the ways to take CBD orally will last longer and be more powerful.
Q: What age is it legal to buy CBD?
A: When it comes to CBD products produced from industrial hemp, there are no federal laws with regards to age limits. However, the business selling the CBD oil is within their rights to impose an age restriction, just as is done with many other over the counter medications. This age restriction is almost universally set at 18 years old. For those who are interested in using CBD supplements to improve their mental or physical health, there should be little to no issue in being able to purchase them so long as the buyer is over the age of 18.
Q: Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a CO2 hemp extract?
A: Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas a quality extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts have.
Q: What is CO2 extraction and what are the different types?
A: CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract the phytochemicals from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, (high pressure, high temperature) CO2 extraction process on the other hand can damage most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.
Q: What is the Endocannabinoid System?
A: The endocannabinoid system or ECS is an intricate regulatory system found within all complex animals. The primary capacity of the endocannabinoid system is to regulate bodily functions and maintain the body’s homeostasis (intrinsic stable state). The bodily functions governed include but are not limited to bone growth, immune response, memory, motor function, appetite, digestion, inflammation, protection of neural tissues, blood pressure, pain, and internal and external injuries. Regardless of the bodily function, the endocannabinoid system’s intention is the same throughout: to help the body achieve and maintain homeostasis. The body’s internal mechanisms are in constant daily flux through external environmental changes. That is why having a balanced endocannabinoid system is essential if one wants to have a balanced body and lifestyle.
Q: How can hemp be used as a food?
A: Hemp seed protein closely resembles protein as it is found in the human blood. It is fantastically easy to digest, and many patients who have trouble digesting food are given hemp seed by their doctors. Hemp seed was once called `edestine’ and was used by scientists as the model for vegetable protein.
Q: What are the benefits of hemp compared to other food crops?
A: Hemp requires little fertilizer, and grows well almost everywhere. It also resists pests, so it uses little pesticides. Hemp puts down deep roots, which is good for the soil, and when the leaves drop off the hemp plant, minerals and nitrogen are returned to the soil. Hemp has been grown on the same soil for twenty years in a row without any noticeable depletion of the soil.
Q: How can hemp be used for cloth?
A: The stalk of the hemp plant has two parts, called the bast and the hurd. The fiber (bast) of the hemp plant can be woven into almost any kind of cloth. It is very durable. In fact, the first Levi’s blue jeans were made out of hemp for just this reason. Compared to all the other natural fibers available, hemp is more suitable for a large number of applications.
Q: Why is Hemp better than cotton?
A: The cloth that hemp makes may be a little less soft than cotton, (though there are also special kinds of hemp, or ways to grow or treat hemp, that can produce a soft cloth) but it is much stronger and longer lasting. (It does not stretch out.) Environmentally, hemp is a better crop to grow than cotton, especially the way cotton is grown nowadays. In the United States, the cotton crop uses half of the total pesticides. (Yes, you heard right, one half of the pesticides used in the entire U.S. are used on cotton.) Cotton is a soil damaging crop and needs a lot of fertilizer.
Q: How can hemp be used to make paper?
A: Both the fiber (bast) and pulp (hurd) of the hemp plant can be used to make paper. Fiber paper was the first kind of paper, and the first batch was made out of hemp in ancient China. Fiber paper is thin, tough, brittle, and a bit rough. Pulp paper is not as strong as fiber paper, but it is easier to make, softer, thicker, and preferable for most everyday purposes. The paper we use most today is a `chemical pulp’ paper made from trees. Hemp pulp paper can be made without chemicals from the hemp hurd. Most hemp paper made today uses the entire hemp stalk, bast and hurd. High-strength fiber paper can be made from the hemp baste, also without chemicals.
Q: How can hemp be used to make biofuel?
A: The United States government has developed a way to make this automobile fuel additive from cellulosic biomass. Hemp is an excellent source of high quality cellulosic biomass. One other way to use hemp as fuel is to use the oil from the hemp seed — some diesel engines can run on pure pressed hemp seed oil. However, the oil is more useful for other purposes, even if we could produce and press enough hemp seed to power many millions of cars.
Q: What is the importance of Lab Testing?
A: All Biologic Hemp products are independently tested by third-party laboratories to ensure the highest quality and peace of mind. CBD testing involves sending a sample to a specialist laboratory that has the expertise and equipment to test CBD products. There are many things you can test a CBD product for – pesticides, metals, solvents, and of course the most important CBD and THC potency.
Q: Are CBD products safe for children?
A: Yes. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids. Natural cannabinoids are found in the mother’s breast milk of all mammals. CBD has no lethal dose and/or harmful side effects. However, due to the neurological qualities of CBD, we encourage parents to consult their pediatrician before administering high doses of CBD to children.
Q: What is Broad Spectrum?
A: It’s name may be a little confusing, as it sounds very similar to full spectrum, but it’s different in a few key ways. Broad spectrum CBD is CBD that has been extracted from the cannabis plant with all of the other compounds from the plant except for THC. That means it contains terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids from the plant. This should not result in intoxicating effects.
Q: Is Hemp Flower better than its derivatives (Concentrates, Premium Products)?
A: We certainly do feel that an all natural product like the flower itself in its purest form is the best way to go. In terms of bioavailability or the ability for your body to use what you consume, smoking hemp flower is the fastest and most well rounded way to receive the benefits of the cannabis plant. Other products are usually derivatives or isolates meaning that they have been extracted and combined in some way. Our products are straight from the earth to your doorstep.
Q: What does CBD stand for?
A: CBD is short for cannabidiol, the main bioactive compound found in hemp and one of more than 150 phytocannabinoids produced by Cannabis sativa L.
Q: Is Biologic Hemp a Better Business Bureau accredited business?
A: Yes, we are proud to say that this business has an A+ rating with the BBB.
Q: Does Biologic Hemp offer Wholesale Services?
A: Yes we do, and we also encourage it since our prices are no brainers when it comes to purchase in bulk, the more you get the cheaper it will be. All you have to do is go to biologichemp.com and click on the wholesale tab right on the top menu and then fill out the form. Once this process is complete, one of our wholesale certified agents will get in touch with you.
Q: What is CBD?
A: CBD or cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid produced by the Cannabis sativa L plant. This means that unlike the endocannabinoids synthesized inside of our body, CBD is found in hemp. Regarded for its various benefits, CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system. Research suggests that the major pathway for CBD’s actions is the inhibition of the breakdown of the endocannabinoid anandamide, just one of many endocannabinoids produced by our bodies and potentially impacted by CBD use.
Q: What is a Concentrate?
A: Concentrates come in the form of a paste, wax. Typically, they contain a higher CBD content than the oils and can be more appropriate for customers looking to take high levels of CBD every day. They tend to not be oil infused, and should therefore be consumed with a fat on the side. This can be done simply by swallowing a tablespoon of coconut oil after holding the concentrate under your tongue for 30 seconds.
Q: What does full spectrum mean?
A: The term Full Spectrum refers to a Hemp supplement that provides the full panel of Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Plant Sterols, Fatty Acids and all the other good things from the plant. Think of the benefits of eating an entire orange versus a simple vitamin c supplement, or in other words, Mama Nature knows better and the whole is worth more than the sum of its parts.